Key figures related to insurance claims due to the earthquakes and tsunamis in eastern Japan, as of September 14, 2011(Sep 15, 2011)

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has released the following updated figures as of September 14: the number of inquiries (*1), the number of settled cases (*2), the number of claim payments, and the total amount of claims paid for "Earthquake Insurance on Dwelling Risks."

*1 The number of inquiries includes the number of cases where the insurance companies received requests for damage investigation, inquiries about earthquake insurance coverage, and requests for advice on the policyholder's contract.

*2 The number of settled cases includes both the number of cases where claim payments were or were not made as a result of an actual investigation and cases that were settled when the insurance companies simply received requests for damage investigation.

The figures below were gathered from domestic and foreign insurance companies.
Region Number of inquiries
Number of settled cases
Number of claim payments Total amount of claims paid (in thousands of yen)
Hokkaido 1,133 1,074 626 691,050
Tohoku Aomori 7,839 7,532 6,538 4,434,338
Iwate 29,001 28,519 25,272 56,045,706
Miyagi 268,774 264,954 247,235 536,373,616
Akita 1,538 1,377 1,148 677,584
Yamagata 2,908 2,695 2,279 1,931,010
Fukushima 79,883 77,978 72,422 147,880,296
Subtotal 389,943 383,055 354,894 747,342,550
Kanto,
Koshinetsu,
and
Shizuoka
Ibaraki 110,232 108,653 98,642 145,404,113
Tochigi 40,751 39,900 34,008 39,708,924
Gunma 9,186 8,988 7,564 6,446,069
Saitama 38,668 37,398 28,748 22,941,032
Chiba 85,207 82,922 70,174 95,410,023
Tokyo 95,411 92,312 70,919 70,436,211
Kanagawa 20,872 20,157 14,645 12,758,790
Niigata 1,679 1,607 1,200 914,732
Yamanashi 1,905 1,805 1,457 1,084,078
Nagano 311 301 210 253,134
Shizuoka 2,726 2,626 2,084 1,540,840
Subtotal 406,948 396,669 329,651 396,897,945
Other prefectures 663 617 260 262,394
Total 798,687 781,415 685,431 1,145,193,938